By Matthew Mason
By charting Everett's altering stance towards slavery through the years, Mason sheds new gentle on antebellum conservative politics, the complexities of slavery and its comparable matters for reform-minded american citizens, and the ways that secession became civil struggle. As Mason demonstrates, Everett's political and cultural efforts to maintain the Union, and the reaction to his paintings from electorate and politicians, support us see the arrival of the Civil battle as a three-sided, not only two-sided, contest.
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